A medical device maker establishes a center of excellence for product and process development in which additive manufacturing and CNC machining both challenge and complement one another.
Editor-in-Chief, Additive Manufacturing
3D printing will help transform GM operations in product development, motorsports and manufacturing.
Bluesint PA 12 powder makes it possible to print with up to 100% reused powder, while Process Turner online platform speeds up prototyping process to eliminate waste.
Machine enables small enterprises to achieve over 80% time and cost savings (compared to outsourcing) by printing prototypes with a wide choice of inexpensive materials.
The xPRO410 material for general purpose prototyping has a formulation based on Henkel’s Loctite PRO410 polymer and optimized for the Nexa3D’s NXE400 3D printer.
Formlabs’ Rigid 10K Resin offers high stiffness and resistance for use in manufacturing and engineering, while a reformulated Draft Resin is well-suited for rough prototypes and quick design iterations.
Amplify Additive needs to be small today. A close, nimble team can innovate quickly and realize the promise of additive manufacturing for orthopedic implants. Yet the company needs to be bigger soon, because success will lead to scalable production.
Editor-in-Chief, Additive Manufacturing
Essentium’s Ultem 9085 and ABS high-performance materials offer excellent resistance to heat and chemicals, while providing high strength making them ideal for industrial applications such as machine parts, tools, jigs and fixtures.
Stories we’ve found within the pandemic period reveal 3D printing’s promise for scalable, flexible production and rapid product development.
Cobra Aero discovered an opportunity for redesign it might never have found without the COVID-19 interruption providing time for product development via 3D printing. The Cool Parts Show explores how additive manufacturing is advancing during the coronavirus crisis.
Protolabs supports the frontline battle against Covid-19 with critical parts for testing and ventilator masks.
RAPID 2020: Vac-U-Max's Metal Powder Recovery System for Additive Manufacturing (AM-MPRS) extracts and sieves metal powders from 3D printing machines.
RAPID 2021: NSL’s Powder360 provides powder characterization through alloy and process development, powder qualification and recycle for reuse.
Nearly $1M in prizes awarded to winners of five competitions related to additive manufacturing. AM editor-in-chief Peter Zelinski co-hosted the Air Force’s week-long event.
Disrupted supply chains are just one more effect of the coronavirus pandemic. These 3D printing service providers are ready to help fill production gaps with parts, tooling and prototypes.
RAPID 2021: Nanoe Zetamix filaments are ceramic and metal filaments suitable with almost any standard FDM 3D printer that enable the design and prototyping of ceramic and metal parts with a low investment cost.
RAPID 2021: With custom-fit transport and handling technology, Grenzebach solutions ensure an optimal material flow. Printers, saws, eroding machines, furnaces and finishing systems are smoothly integrated and linked.
RAPID 2020: Lewco's line of Industrial Batch Ovens standard model temperatures range to 1,200°F, and each oven provides plenum design and effective airflow distribution techniques.
RAPID 2020: Hoosier Pattern offers the use of 3D printing sand molds and cores that enable users to design and print geometrically intricate designs straight from a CAD file without sacrificing valuable costs and resources.
SME, the producers of the additive manufacturing showcase RAPID + TCT, has postponed the 2020 exposition and conference to April 2021 in Chicago, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Three years ago Christina Perla was an industrial designer using the services of a local 3D printing hub. Today she’s the co-owner of that company, and doubling down on its prototyping roots.
Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing
RAPID 2020: Protolabs has launched production capabilities for its metal 3D printing service.
RAPID 2020: Fagor Automation’s Additive Pack, featured on the 8065 CNC system, enables open design and multi-process support.
RAPID 2020: ExOne X1 160Pro, said to be the industry’s largest metal binder jet 3D printer, offers an 800 × 500 × 400 mm build envelope for turning powder to parts.
RAPID 2020: Laser Mechanisms’ FiberWeld DH is a high power, laser wire direct energy deposition (DED) head for processing macro-scale industrial and aerospace components and tooling.
RAPID 2020: DyeMansion’s Powerfuse S is Industry 4.0 ready and offers fully automatic loading, connectivity and batch tracking features.
RAPID 2020: Clemco Industries’ Pulsar 3D suction blast cabinet, part of Clemco’s Zero brand line, reduces build lines and removes excess powders from additive-manufactured prototypes and production parts.